Posts Categorized: Recipes

Lemonade-inspired lunch

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When I was in sunny CA two weeks ago, my sister Alyssa made the most delicious dinner! It was a variation on a recipe from Lemonade, a great lunch chain on the west coast that defines it’s cuisine as Southern California comfort food. One word: Yum. In their cookbook, they have a recipe for Avocado,… Read more »

Asparagus and Pesto Ravioli

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Ever since I took a pasta-making class last summer, I’ve been eyeing machines (like this one) so that I could make my own pasta from scratch. Enter this recipe for Quick Pesto Tortellini with Asparagus and Capers. Bloggers Nicky and Max have a work-around so you don’t need a machine to serve up this airy, flavorful… Read more »

Roasted carrot and avocado salad

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It’s so hot and sticky in the summer, there are so many nights where all I crave is a delicious salad for dinner. Lately, Matt and I have been making variations on this recipe from ABC Kitchen. There’s something so tasty about roasted carrots, avocado, a lot of fresh lemon juice, and a little salt… Read more »

The perfect salad

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When I was home for the long weekend, my parents and I had a huge BBQ to celebrate July 4th. As usual, my mom made her signature garden salad—with most of the ingredients picked from our backyard. Sure, it’s a basic salad, but somehow, it always tastes crisp and crunchy and looks fluffy and fresh. … Read more »

My darling Clementine

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Thanks to my sister Alyssa, Matt got the best Christmas present ever: the Jerusalem cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. We’ve been trying so many of their delicious, mouth-watering recipes, but our new favorite is for Roasted Chicken with Clementines and Arak. The flavors! You won’t believe me until you try it yourself. The clementines are… Read more »